Best beaches in Glamorgan

Below are a list of the top 10 beaches in Glamorgan as selected by the users of the Beach Guide website.

The current most popular beach in Glamorgan is Rhossili Bay. If you would like to have your say on which are the best beaches in Glamorgan just follow the link to the beach and vote by clicking the star ratings at the top right of the page.

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    1. Rhossili Bay

    Often described as one of Wales' best beaches, one of the best beaches in the UK and even within the top ten beaches in the world, the stunning and wild Rhossili Bay is under the watchful care of the National Trust. Located on the southwestern…

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    2. Three Cliffs Bay

    Three Cliff Bay is one of the Gower's most photographed locations, and for good reason. A wide bay of golden sand backed by gently sloping dunes to the rear Three Cliff is easily recognised by the limestone headland to the east with its…

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    3. Caswell Bay

    A popular resort a few minutes drive from Swansea, with a long sandy beach, ideal for families and surfers. Close to the village of Mumbles. Named after a stream that meanders down the Caswell Valley and across the beach to the sea.

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    4. Mewslade Bay

    Mewslade Bay is a beautiful, sandy beach on the remote Gower Peninsula near to the famous Worm's Head. It is backed by high grassy cliffs and dominated by the 70-metre high rocks of Thurba Head. From the beach here there are views across…

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    5. Llangennith Sands Beach

    Making up the northern half of the vast expanse of sand which stretches up from Rhossili is Llangennith Sands. Backed by extensive sand dunes, and not much else, there is a wild feel to Llangennith. The scenery along this stretch of coast…

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    6. Southerndown Beach

    Southerndown, also known as Dunraven Bay, is a predominantly sandy beach, with rocky areas exposed at high tide. It is located along the Glamorgan Heritage Coast, and is enclosed by spectacular cliffs. The beach itself is popular for swimming,…

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    7. Ogmore Beach

    Ogmore-by-Sea is a popular sand and shingle beach along the Glamorgan Heritage Coast, with the sandy part exposed at low tide. The mouth of the River Ogmore runs into the sea over the beach, to the north of the town. The beach at Ogmore…

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    8. Rest Bay (Porthcawl)

    Rest Bay is a golden, sandy beach on the outskirts of the town of Porthcawl, backed by The Royal Porthcawl Golf Club and low cliffs. The beach faces south-west, which means that it is not sheltered from the Atlantic winds and the waves…

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    9. Whitmore Bay (Barry)

    Barry Island is located at the very southern tip of Wales, ten miles along the coast from Cardiff. Sandwiched between two limestone headlands, the golden sands of Whitmore Bay are a popular location for sunbathers and swimmers alike. The…

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    10. Langland Bay

    Looking for a safe and pleasant family-friendly beach, sheltered from prevailing onshore winds? It's a popular choice for water sports enthusiasts, particularly surfers, who know the sea here for its varied breaks. Langland Bay is relatively…

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